If you or a loved one are in need of assistance with a family Divorce and Family Law
related legal problem, this Lawton & Cates Family Law Resource Center  may provideyou with helpful information and resources.  Whether  you are a spouse, parent, child, grandparent, unmarried couple or same-sex partner, this section provides information on a variety of family law topics, such as divorce, annulment, child custody, placement, maintenance and support, adoption, paternity, post judgment modifications, domestic violence cases, surrogacy and artificial conception, and grandparents rights. 

  • Property Division
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Violence Cases
  • Surrogacy
  • Grandparent's Rights


According to the Divorce pamphlet produced by the State Bar of Wisconsin: "Contrary to what many people believe, good divorce lawyers don't push their clients into full-scale war. This only leaves behind damage and resentment that can linger for years. The best outcome is a divorce that allows two people to begin to heal and get on with their lives. Toward that end, divorce attorneys help their clients settle their divorce, if at all possible, rather than go to trial."

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146 East Milwaukee Street, Suite 120
P. O. Box 399
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